Sada Pathor (White Stone) Tourist Center is located at Bholaganj in Companiganj Upazila of Sylhet. Kompaniganj is a border Upazila located at a distance of 35 km from Sylhet city. And there is the kingdom of white stone (Sada Pathor). The place called ‘Sada Pathar’ has gained a reputation as a new tourist spot adjacent to Zero Point of Bholaganj Stone Quarry.
There are white stones scattered around. It seems that nature has spread a white bed. Clear blue water in the middle. Surrounded by a few hills, large and small. Clouds seemed to fall on him. In addition, there is green nature all around. All in all, nature is like a wonderful paradise. Tourists from far and wide flock to enjoy this wonderful place in the land of white rocks.
Sada Pathar at Bholaganj
Sylhet division is full of beauty. All the tourist attractions are scattered everywhere. Rocky rivers, waterfalls, forests, tea gardens, blue water haors adjoining the green hills; What’s not here! Tourists and travelers from home and abroad flock to Sylhet to enjoy such natural diversity. Bholaganj Sada Pathar is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Sylhet. It is located at the source of the Dhalai river in Companiganj.
Dhalai is the name of a river bordering Sylhet. It came from the Indian state of Meghalaya. White stones are scattered over five acres at the source of the Dhalai river. The turbulent cool water of the fountain coming down from there flows at a restless speed. The destination is the chest of the thirsty Dhalai. The clear blue water, the white stone, and the green of the mountains seem to blend together. The stone bed scattered on the chest of Dhalai has increased the decoration a thousand times.
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The appropriate time to visit Bholaganj
The best time to visit Bholaganj is the rainy season and the next few months. That means you can come back from Bholaganj any time from June to December. At other times you can see the rocky beauty but the water flow in the river is relatively low.
How to go to Bholaganj
The distance from Sylhet to Bholaganj is about 35 kilometers. From where you want to go to Bholaganj, you have to come to Sylhet first. You can reach Bholaganj by bus, CNG, Laguna, or private car from Sylhet. At present, the condition of the road to Bholaganj is much better.
Dhaka to Sylhet by Bus: You will find AC buses of Green Line, Saudia, S. Alam, Shyamli, and Ena Paribahan which travel from Fakirapul, Saidabad, and Mohakhali bus stations. Tickets cost Tk. 1200 to 1400 And the fare of the non-AC bus is 550 to 580 Tk.
Dhaka to Sylhet by Train: To reach Sylhet by train from Dhaka, choose the Upban, Jayantika, Parabat, or Kalni Express train from Kamalapur or Dhaka Airport Railway Station.
Chittagong to Sylhet: From Chittagong, you can go to Sylhet by bus and train. To reach Sylhet by train from Chittagong, you will get two trains named Paharika and Udayan Express that run 6 days a week.
Sylhet to Bholaganj
There are available CNG, BRTC, local, and tourist buses from Majumdari area to Bholaganj from Amberkhana in Sylhet. These buses run every 20 minutes from 6 am to 6 pm. You can go to Sadapathar near Bholaganj Zero Point for 60 Taka per person. You can go to Bholaganj on local CNG for 130 to 150 Taka per person. If you take CNG reserve, the return fare will be 1200 to 1300Taka. One CNG can seat 5 people. It will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Bholaganj from Amberkhana. It will cost 800 Tk. to rent a boat from Bholaganj to Sada Pathar. A maximum of 10 people can go in each boat, although the authorities do not want to allow more than 6 people to go in one boat. If you travel alone or with fewer people, if you want to rent a boat at a low cost, there are many boats which can carry 8-10 people in 1 person. In that case, if the rent is divided, the cost of renting the boat will be reduced. You can spend as much time as you want by going to the white stone area. In this case, talk to the boatman and take the phone number of the boatman.
If you want, you can go directly to Bholaganj Ghat No. 10 by reserving a micro or private car. The cost will be 2500-3000 Taka.
Besides, you can go to Bholaganj by CNG, Laguna, or private car through Tuker Bazar of Companyganj. The Autorickshaw fare from Sylhet city to Tuker Bazar is 200 Taka per person. Trawler from Tuker Bazar to Bholaganj Zero Point Sadapathar is available. Even in the rainy season, you can go to Bholaganj by boat.
Utmachara and Turangchara
There are two other tourist destinations near Bholaganj are Utmachhara and Turangchhara. Many people travel to Uttamachhara and Turangchhara when go to visit Sada Pathar. If you want to go to Utmachara by turning the Sada Pathor of Bholaganj, you have to go to Dayarbazar first. He will drop you off at Dayarbazar Ghat as soon as you tell the boatman to go to Bholaganj. In that case, you may have to pay a little more or tell him in advance when to fix the boat.
Go to Dayar Bazaar and from there take CNG or bike and go to Chara Bazaar for 30-50 Taka per person. If you go down to Chara Bazaar and ask someone, he will show you the way to Utmachara. From there you can walk 10-15 minutes to reach Utmachara Point. And it takes 30-40 minutes to walk from Chararbazar to Turangchhara. If you want, you can also take a bike from Chararbazar.
On your way back to Sylhet, you can take CNG directly from Chararbazar, Dayarbazar, or Bholaganj to Amberkhana in Sylhet according to your location.
Where to eat in Bholaganj
There is no good food hotel or restaurant in Bholaganj Sadapathar or Ghat No. 10. There are some standard hotels like eating rice fish and local food. On the way to Bholaganj, there are several medium-quality food hotels including Deshbandhu Restaurant, Alam Hotel and Nabin Restaurant, Maya Restaurant in Tuker Bazar. If you have breakfast from Sylhet before leaving for Bholaganj, you will be able to come back to Sylhet and have dinner. However, the only reliance on local hotels for lunch.
Where to stay in Bholaganj Sada Pathor Area
There are no very good residential hotels like Bholaganj or Companiganj. If you need to stay in Bholaganj for any reason, then you have to go to Companiganj Upazila Sadar. There are some hotels in Companiganj including Hotel Al Chadik, Halima Boarding, Badsha Boarding, Hotel Al Hasan, and other standard non-AC residential hotels and a post bungalow of the District Council.
If you leave in the morning, you can visit Bholaganj and return to Sylhet in the afternoon or evening. So it is better to come back to Sylhet city to stay the night. There are many quality residential hotels and rest houses in the Lalabazar area and Dargah Road at low rents. Where you will get different types of rooms for 500 to 1000 Taka. Apart from this, you can stay in Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc. according to your need and ability.
Awareness and caution
- You have no right to spoil the beauty of a place. You must not do anything that threatens the environment. Don’t throw the polythene or plastic bottles that endanger the environment without even knowing it. You should give nature the chance to survive.
- The tourist spot is on the border of India. So it is better not to go near the border. Follow the instructions of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) members when traveling. And you can’t go into deep water even without forgetting. People who know how to swim are also in danger if they are caught in strong currents.
- Try to come back as soon as possible, so that it is not evening.
- Let the boatman know in advance how long you will stay in the Sada Pathor area. You can stay as long as you want.
- If you want to visit Bholaganj Sada Pathar, Utmachhara, and Turangchhara in one day, you must leave very early in the morning.
To sum up…
The bed of stones scattered on the chest of the river has enhanced the beauty of the river a thousand times. The rapid flow of the water of the spring flowing over the white stone catches the eye and the touch of the cool water brings the soul to life in an instant. Tourists come from all over the country to get rid of the urban mechanics.
Sada Pathor Of Bholaganj is a perfect place for a group or family tour. The beauty of this place will give you awesome feelings. At the same time, you can come back within one or two days by visiting here. Hopefully, you can go to Sada Pathor Of Bholaganj within a tight budget. If you want to travel to Sada Pathor Of Bholaganj with safety and want to enjoy the place with more joy, Travel Mate can help you with arranging the tour. Contact us for further details. Above all, you may add any missing information from the comment section. Happy Traveling. ♥